Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill.

‘Fix it!’ Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

WASHINGTON — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety.

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week traveled Tuesday to the Florida state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles such as the one used in the attack.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.